The most talked about moment of "American Idol" Season 14 so far is not a performance. It's Quentin Alexander's tantrum after his first performance during American Classic week.
The soul singer's first song was Lenny Kravitz's "Are You Gonna Go Away" and he was not pleased to hear Harry Connick Jr. tell him he was overshadowed by the backup band. Alexander was visibly upset by the comment, and when host Ryan Seacrest asked him what he was thinking he wasn't shy about sharing his opinion about the entire competition.
"This sucks. We've got two of the best vocalists -- my best friend is sitting over there," Alexander explains while pointing at Joey Cooke and Rayvon Owen sitting in the Bottom 2 chairs, knowing one of them would be eliminated by the end of the show. "This whole thing is whack, but I'm going to shut up right now."
However, shut up is not what Alexander did.
Instead, he walked off as Connick jumped in to say that the singer was spitting in the face of the competition that is trying to make him a star.
"Quentin, if it's that whack, you can always go home because 'Idol' is paying a lot of money to give you this experience," the judge says. "To say that to the hand that is feeding you is highly disrespectful."
Alexander then returned to the stage to confront Connick and the tension was palpable for those, like Zap2it, who were in the audience. While he clarified that he was referring to his personal feelings about who was about to be eliminated, there was still had an angry air to the exchange.
The two finally shook hands, but it's obvious a lot of love has been lost between Alexander and the toughest "Idol" judge.
Twitter, per usual, was divided:
We just saw Quentin transform into Kanye before our eyes. #AmericanIdol
— ryan (@ewwryan) April 16, 2015
— Joeldude (@joeldude) April 16, 2015
Quentin Alexander is the REAL MVP for saying what he just said! ✊😂👏💯 #AmericanIdol
— ✨ Blakeee ✨ (@TheAustinBlake) April 16, 2015
— Shelley P (@powrdupma02) April 16, 2015
Harry is literally out to get Quentin at every turn
— Ryan (@UhhRyann) April 16, 2015